Wednesday, 20 January 2016

En Garde!


I pre-ordered a digital copy of the new swashbuckling skirmish rules from Osprey a while back and they arrived on the Kindle today. A quick skim through and I'm really liking what I see, especially as the system is based on the Ronin rules expanded and developed to cover the swashbuckling genre. The rules are also lavishly illustrated with colour plates by Peter Dennis and photos of some stunning 28mm figures from Redoubt and Foundry amongst others. I expect that there will now be a bit of a rush for these ranges, especially the Redoubt Three Musketeers which are superb (I have some in a dusty box somewhere).


The other thing about En Garde! is that I actually already have some figures painted and ready to play! I have a decent selection of 28mm pirates that I originally painted up for Legends of the High Seas and which have seen quite a lot of action, even hunting dinosaurs in Saurian Safari on a few occasions. The figures might need a bit of a touch up where they've been bashed about a bit but they're ready to be organised into a warband, so a Treasure Island style scenario would be easy to set up and run. I'll have to sort them out and do some number crunching using the lists in the rulebook to see how far they can be stretched. It might even be worth painting a handful more to swell the ranks?

4 comments:

  1. I have a hankering for these rules too... hadn't realised they were out already!

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  2. I was tempted for some Muskateer action, but have resisted so far thinking that's it's a project too far and outside my usual interests. But I am still wondering about Old Glory 15's...how many figur s a side would it be?

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  3. Give a full report. I thought Ronin was kinda cumbersome for more than 2 players.

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  4. Will do...have to set up a try out game at the club sometime next month.

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